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Rebuilding the Mayfield Mercantile Company: Architecture and Commerce in Sonora, Texas, c. 1900

Rebuilding the Mayfield Mercantile Company: Architecture and Commerce in Sonora, Texas, c. 1900 Main Street fire of September 12, 1902, Sonora, looking east. Ruffini’s Sutton County Courthouse stands at the far end of the street. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. PHOTO 2: PHOTO 3: Mercantile Building, Main St., Sonora, looking south, photographed in July 2013. Photo by the author. PHOTO 4: E. F. VanderStucken portrait, ca. 1930. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. PHOTO 5: E. F. VanderStucken Co., interior, ca. 1900–03. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. Photos 6a and 6b: E. F. VanderStucken Co., interior ca. 1908–12. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. Photo 7: Sonora Mercantile Co. ad, Sonora Sun, Apr. 7, 1906. Notes and Documents Rebuilding the Mayfield Mercantile Company: Architecture and Commerce in Sonora, Texas, c. 1900 By Richard B. Wright* n the predawn hours of September 12, 1902, a fire began in the storerooms of the Mayfield Mercantile Company, at the head of Main IStreet in Sonora, Texas. Around 5:30 am, the first alarm sounded, but the fire, probably the result of a kerosene lamp left burning overnight, was already growing fast. A strong north wind abetted the flames, and coal oil tanks within the store exploded, knocking volunteer firemen off their feet http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Rebuilding the Mayfield Mercantile Company: Architecture and Commerce in Sonora, Texas, c. 1900

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 124 (1) – Jul 3, 2020

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Copyright © The Texas State Historical Association.
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0038-478x
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Abstract

Main Street fire of September 12, 1902, Sonora, looking east. Ruffini’s Sutton County Courthouse stands at the far end of the street. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. PHOTO 2: PHOTO 3: Mercantile Building, Main St., Sonora, looking south, photographed in July 2013. Photo by the author. PHOTO 4: E. F. VanderStucken portrait, ca. 1930. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. PHOTO 5: E. F. VanderStucken Co., interior, ca. 1900–03. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. Photos 6a and 6b: E. F. VanderStucken Co., interior ca. 1908–12. Courtesy of Sutton County Historical Society. Photo 7: Sonora Mercantile Co. ad, Sonora Sun, Apr. 7, 1906. Notes and Documents Rebuilding the Mayfield Mercantile Company: Architecture and Commerce in Sonora, Texas, c. 1900 By Richard B. Wright* n the predawn hours of September 12, 1902, a fire began in the storerooms of the Mayfield Mercantile Company, at the head of Main IStreet in Sonora, Texas. Around 5:30 am, the first alarm sounded, but the fire, probably the result of a kerosene lamp left burning overnight, was already growing fast. A strong north wind abetted the flames, and coal oil tanks within the store exploded, knocking volunteer firemen off their feet

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Southwestern Historical QuarterlySouthwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Published: Jul 3, 2020

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